Not all Michganders are this snobby. Living here and fishing in those rivers regularly, I have found ways to avoid the canoe hatch (in the summer I put in around 5pm and fish until dark), and while I have found the crotchety old fools, most are more than willing to share new knowledge and their stream with others.
Ed Roden Email: flyfished at gmail dot com Twitter: @flyfished mittenstateangler.com Henrietta Lange: The true test of a commander is when he is as frightened and confused as those who look up to him. In that moment, when you can't find it in yourself, you will find it in them. That's leadership. On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 2:58 PM, Allan Fish <afi...@sbcglobal.net> wrote: > This brings to mind a couple of interesting (at least they are to me) > stories. > > 1. Our club used to go up to Michigan to fish for trout in the Ausable > River. In the summer, there was allways a big 'canoe hatch'. We'd come in > at night and there would be a bunch of the guys griping about the canoe > hatch. I told them I enjoyed the canoe hatch. I would throw a weighted > nymph in right behind the canoe as the would go past (sometimes sideways) > and usually catch a trout. My theory was that the unskilled paddlers were > stirring up the bottom and the fish would key in on the goodies that they > stirred up. I don't think I ever converted anyone to my tactic. > > 2. One time I took my wife up there. We were fishing the South Branch. > Three guys came up to the stream and the older guy started yelling and > cussing that we were fishing "in MY spot"! That was not too long after I > had my first knee replacement and was still walking with a cane (which, by > the way, makes a good wading staff). I refused to move. And that S.O.B. > (silly old boy) got into the stream and stomped right up the middle through > where we were fishing, still yelling and cussing, while his son was yelling > back at him saying, "Dad, CALM DOWN." We left and I haven't fished that > stream since. > > So I've got mixed emotions. If that's how Michiganders treat folks who > pay about 10 times what they do for a fishing license, they can keep their > over-fished streams. However, if I ever go up there with a group again, > I'll hope for a good canoe hatch. <g> > > af > > > > -- > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the "VFB Mail" > group. > > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > vfb-mail-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/vfb-mail?hl=en > > VFB Mail is sponsored by Line's End Inc at http://www.linesend.com > --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > Groups "VFB Mail" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to vfb-mail+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > -- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the "VFB Mail" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to vfb-mail-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/vfb-mail?hl=en VFB Mail is sponsored by Line's End Inc at http://www.linesend.com --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "VFB Mail" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to vfb-mail+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.